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#451 Darth Riker

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Posted 22 April 2024 - 07:20 AM

Planning for a trip to Uluru in July. I can't take my regular EAA rig (see signature) so have decided to see what I can do with my binoculars that I purchased for daytime viewing (mainly whale watching).

 

They are Nikon Action EX 8x40 CF Waterproof binoculars.

 

I also have a TRA3 adapter so I can attach them to my tripod as well as the Celestron NexYZ 3-Axis Universal Smartphone Adapter to use with my Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (a phone my father had but never used that has been given to me since he passed away last year).

 

Here's some Moon photos I managed tonight since it is quite the bright thing at the moment where I live

 

I just took these with my phone camera in standard camera mode zoomed in to 9.5x only so that "Samsung Moon effect" didn't kick in.

 

Will have to have a play with the camera in Pro mode (and lining up the 10x camera but still not using the Samsung Moon Effect zoom) as I think if I play with the settings there I can improve my photos.

 

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#452 Corcaroli78

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Posted 22 April 2024 - 09:00 AM

Nice sky and a full Moon. I decided to check it out with the Zeiss Jena Octarem 8x50B...Exceptionally clear and bright image...Stars too.

 

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I will say the Zeiss is a superb binocular....Great 8x. Super clarity and brightness on the Moon and outstanding colors on stars. It's no surprise it got 5 stars in every category, by every owner who rated it on Allbinos.com.

 

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Hi Mark,

 

The Zeiss always bring a smile to my face every time when i point them to the sky smile.gif . You realize soon that you have created a personal bound with them. My Zeiss Nobilem is not just the "Zeiss" but the "Dad´s Bino".

 

But at the risk of heresy, my recently bought Kowa BDII 8x32 have been my most used binocular so far. Daytime, cloudy days, rainy days, with glasses, without glasses..... and even for astronomy they are quite capable. They are so capable and comfortable that i forget that they are "only" 32 mm. I have skipped the 8x42 size from my lineup (heresy!!! smile.gif

 

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Carlos


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#453 osbourne one-nil

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Posted 23 April 2024 - 02:44 AM

I had my car broken into while having a weekend in London over Easter, and I lost my wallet, Fuji camera gear, an ipad, Easter egg and my Canon 12x32 binoculars. Argh. 

 

I couldn't live without binoculars for long and while the Canons worked really well, they were quite big, not weather-sealed and they never excited me. Call me a snob, but I do like things to be aesthetically pleasing; the Canons were ugly. The size element was important too as I do a lot of walking and a lighter pair would see them go anywhere with me. Also, being waterproof is pretty essential here. 

 

I went for these....delighted so far. I know they're tiny, and won't really do much under a starlit sky, but what they do do, they do beautifully. 

 

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#454 Darth Riker

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Posted 25 April 2024 - 04:39 AM

Photos of the Moon through my Nikon Action EX 8x40 CF Waterproof Binoculars with my Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra using the Expert RAW App

 

Standard Wide camera @ 10.0x zoom
ISO 400
Speed 1/12000
Focus 0.3
WB 4000K

 

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Super Telephoto camera @ 20.0x zoom
ISO 400
Speed 1/350
Focus 0.7
WB 3600K

(Haven't quite dialled in the focus of the binoculars and the settings for the App yet)
 

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